Now, her butt-shaming response to Kanye’s slut-shaming might not have been the most sex-positive (remember what Gandhi said, Amber: An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind, or pretends they aren’t into butt stuff). But it did succeed in redefining the meaning of a single emoji: The “finger up” will forever be known as a finger up … a certain orifice. At the start of the show, Sex Lives gives credit where credit is due.
The rest of the episode is dedicated to discussing the stigma surrounding another sexual act: masturbation. Nicholas Tana, director of masturbation documentary Sticky: A (Self) Love Story, offers a cultural history of masturbatory shame — and explains why Pee-wee Herman is an American hero.
And finally, a challenge provided by a caller: Can you dream up a pornographic idea so depraved that it breaks rule 34 of the internet? We can. We’re Allison P. Davis, Maureen O’Connor, and David Wallace-Wells.